September 11, 2012 / Jennifer James
Currently, organizations from around the world are working to stave off another global food crisis and the resulting “panic buying” we saw in 2008.
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March 05, 2012 / Sir Gordon Conway
According to the FAO’s 2010-11 State of Food and Agriculture report, women make up, on average, 50 percent of the agricultural labour force in sub-Saharan Africa.
January 17, 2012 / Amie Newman
What makes a good teacher, battling "counterfeit" medicine in Africa, the spread of HIV in India, and more.
October 20, 2011 / Luis Montero
Prabhu Pingali on the world reaching 7 billion people and what a growing population means for food security and hunger.
October 03, 2011 / Amie Newman
Impatient Optimists brings you a quick round-up of the news of the day.
"Our desire to bring every good thing to our children is a force for good throughout the world. It’s what propels societies forward." —Melinda Gates
The Global Fund has helped to deliver more than 190 million bed nets to protect families from malaria.
"The world faces a clear choice. If we invest relatively small amounts, many more poor farmers will be able to feed their families." —Bill Gates, 2012 Annual Letter
"When it come to global health, Bill and I are optimists—but we're impatient optimists. Tremendous progress is being made. But there is still so much we're impatient to see done." —Melinda French Gates
In Senegal, 80% of households now have a bed net, helping the number of malaria cases there drop 50% in a single year.
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